Friday, May 20, 2005

Britain will go ahead even if the French say no

The FinancialTimes reports that 'despite growing signs that France might vote No to the treaty in its referendum on May 29, the government announced yesterday that it would introduce legislation into the Commons next Tuesday that will pave the way for a plebiscite to be held next year.' The Daily Mail also wonders if 'our referendum will become superfluous if - still a very big if - France and Holland spurn the constitution. 'The Independent writes about 'Europe's heavy political artillery - with the notable exception of anyone from the British Government - (which) has (been) deployed in France in an attempt to bombard voters into supporting the EU constitution in nine days' time.' The Times reports on the latest debate which is raging in France: is there really no plan B?